Aggressive Defense Against Federal Charges And Asset Seizures
Criminal charges at the federal level are generally harder to defend than state charges, and they can often result in longer prison sentences. Enormous fines and lengthy terms of probation, referred to as “community supervision,” may also apply.
For these reasons, you need an experienced and skillful defense attorney who knows how to handle your federal case in order that you procure a dismissal, an acquittal or receive the lightest sentence possible under the circumstances.
Call An Experienced Attorney Before Speaking With Investigators
Before speaking to federal law enforcement investigators, call toll free 800-584-5798 for a free initial case evaluation with Mark A. Di Carlo. Speaking to federal criminal prosecutors, investigators, the FBI, Border Patrol Agents or other federal investigators may result in you receiving additional criminal charges such as obstruction of justice.
For example, take the federal criminal case of the lifestyle maven Martha Stewart. Stewart was convicted of lying to government agents, that is obstruction of justice, and no other crime. If she had spoken to her attorney and not spoken to government officials, she could not have been convicted of this crime.
Skillfully Representing Criminal Defense Clients Since 1985
For the past three decades, attorney Mark A. Di Carlo has been providing skilled representation to his clients in Corpus Christi and throughout South Texas. He defends against a broad array of federal criminal charges, including:
- Drug possession and delivery
- Transportation of illegal immigrants
- Checkpoint violations
- Computer and internet crimes, including viewing and distribution of pornography and sexual solicitation
- Money laundering
- Theft of federal property, including theft from naval bases
- Forfeiture of property and assets
- Medicaid/Medicare fraud
Mr. Di Carlo can help you in evaluating the strength of your case for a jury trial, negotiating plea bargains and giving you his honest opinion on how to proceed with your case. He is skilled at determining the legality of stops, searches and arrests, and challenging the use of evidence obtained through illegal stops, searches and arrests.
Mr. Di Carlo has appealed federal criminal convictions to the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and has several published federal court decisions. His first published decision was about 29 years ago.
The Legal Assistance You Need When Facing Asset Forfeiture
Mark Di Carlo has years of experience representing people whose car, truck, property or money has been seized by the federal government. These asset forfeiture cases often arise from the arrest for drug charges, conspiracy charges and other federal offenses. The good news is that it may be possible to get your property back; however, you must act quickly because there is a limited amount of time during which the asset forfeiture can be challenged. Generally, the prosecutor has 30 days from the date of the seizure to file a lawsuit to seize the car, or money property, and you have a minimum of 21 days to answer the lawsuit.